Trading Card Games

Synergy of Serra Shuts Down

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Alas, all is not good news in the world of web3 gaming! Synergy of Serra, a collectible, trading card game with some unique game mechanics, accnounced that they are closing down, effective pretty much immediately!

Already the market services have been closed down. In their last announcement, the Serra team says not to expect any other services to remain open past the end of February, including crate opening.

The main reason for this closure, as you might expect, is lack of funds. Apparently the funding for Synergy of Serra ran out in the summer of 2023, and they’ve been clawing their way along since then. But now, differences in opinions between the founders have brought everything to an end, and Synergy of Serra will close for good.

It’s unfortunate timing, as with the market uptrends we see plenty of other games jumping on the chance to get in their token releases and land sales while investment interest is high. But alas, Synergy of Serra was not in a position to try and take advantage of the current market state.

The team says that they will work on moving all of the card data, including artwork onto IPFS so that it can potentially be retrieved for a reboot in the future. In the meantime, you have until the end of February to open any remaining crates you might have.

What was Synergy of Serra?

Synergy of Serra was a web3-enabled, trading game game, with some unique game mechanics.

In Synergy of Serra, both players start off with a small, basic, starter deck of ten cards. In addition, each player brings a ‘suitcase’ to the game. Each suitcase contains 100 cards chosen by the player beforehand. When the game starts, the contents of both suitcases are dumped into a shared card pool. Throughout the game, players take cards from the pool to add to their discard pile. This not only evens the playing field, but it also creates room for strategic deckbuilding and tweaking decisions while playing a match!

The basic card types are Units, Attachments, and Power cards. Attachments go onto units, and Power cards are the ‘spells’ for the game. Synergy of Serra actually has a pretty decent in-game explanation of the game mechanics and keywords. Some interesting features included in the game are cards that get stronger the more they are played, and the fact that when your deck runs out of cards then you just reshuffle your graveyard and start again!

Another twist in this game is that players have no mana / energy / whatever. Instead, players are free to play any and all cards from their hand. Every turn! Any cards not played are discarded, and the player draws a new hand of five cards to begin their turn.

This makes for some quick, action-packed gameplay. Players also gain Faction Points as the game progresses. Faction Points are used to power-up associated unit cards.

Synergy of Serra has shut down development and is closing their services. It’s unclear how long their website or social links will remain available. To learn more about Synergy of Serra, visit their website, follow them on Twitter, and join their Discord.

Phil Hall has been a gaming enthusiast since birth and a crypto enthusiast since 2017. He enjoys new discoveries and sharing those with others via blogging and photography. You can follow him on Twitter or read his other articles on Medium.